Top Ten Worst Songs of 2016


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301 Fatal Illusion - Megadeth

Whoever added this must either be mentally retarded or don't even know what real music is

Why is this even on the list, the worst metal song is far better than the best pop song

Ark-M needs to come out of the closet.


302 Send My Love (to Your New Lover) - Adele

...and of course, the worst song on 25 is the final single. I mean, it isn't terrible but I wouldn't call it great either, in fact this is probably Adele's weakest effort to date. The idea of an upbeat Adele song is interesting, but in context with the very grey and downbeat 25, it's pretty jarring. Also that hook is incredibly irritating. The verses are alright, and it's still Adele, so let's settle with a 3/5. - WonkeyDude98

It's fun to see Adele have a nice upbeat song, but even there, something here still feels so grey and hollow... - Swellow

This is honestly one of my favorite Adele songs. It's nice to see her do something more uplifting and upbeat for once. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

This Is A Good Song And Its Even Better Than Hello - VideoGamefan5

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303 Lazarus - David Bowie

Who is putting bowie on the list? He actually made music, rather than the noise the kids listen to these days

Bloody trolls. Feeding them is hilarious is hilarious because it just gives their pathetic answers. - Swellow

No, no...even if this is a troll...hell to the no...NO!

David Bowie (in case any of you have the brain capacity of Young Thug) was dying while making this, and this song was basically his goodbye (since the man pretty much knew he was dying) and here's a sort of interesting fact...the music video for this was posted about a few hours before he died...of cancer

The only reason you hate it is because you're used to trashy dance songs.

Meh its alright.

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304 Starboy - The Weeknd

This song is lyrically genius, in an Eminem sorta way. But the production is weird. I like the tight plucks of percussion, they have groove (this is a compliment in 2016), but it feels simultaneously too fast and too slow, and that stuttered travel vocal thing on the chorus isn't helping the awkward structure. Eh. 4/5 - WonkeyDude98

Why the hell is this on here? It's one of the best of the year! - Spark_Of_Life

This is a masterpiece. 7/5 - ProPanda

Great song of 2016 - Neonco31

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305 Father Stretch My Hands - Kanye West

Hey Kanye, if 3/4 of your song is just a sample, you're probably doing something wrong. - Spark_Of_Life

This is a great song


Does anyone remember through the wire? Those were the days...
Also he somehow does a worse sample than he did with "harder better faster stronger"

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306 FDT - YG

What the heck is up with this cover art?

Even though I hate YG, I think this song is hilarious. - Mumbizz01

Diss track gone wrong! You blew it YG! - SelfDestruct

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307 Perfect Illusion - Lady Gaga

Except for Gaga being a little nasal at times, this is pretty damn good. But still, it's no Bad Romance. - Spark_Of_Life

Not Lady Gaga's best. It's a bit too safe. It's still Lady Gaga, and in the mainstream in 2016, I'll take what I can get. 4/5 - WonkeyDude98

I was expecting a new song by her. Perfect Illusion is great --- and great song title. This song pushed all the bad songs out of the way. - madoog

This song is amazing. - Swellow

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308 Cheap Thrills - Sia

I guess I kinda could see where some people wouldn't like it, as the harmonizations may seem kinda eh, and the lyrics are basically meaningless, but come on, who are you to not enjoy fun, catchy pop music once in a while? - WonkeyDude98

This is definitely going on my "Best of 2016" list. It's fun and catchy, Sia's vocals are meaningful, the lyrics are sweet, and the synths are on point. The version with Sean Paul takes it to new heights altogether. I applaud you, Sia. - Spark_Of_Life

In a year of horrible pop music, Sia releases a feel good song and it's dissed? LMAO. This is a good song. - Swellow

I just hate the album cover so much that it makes me hate absolutely every song on it! - JarRgs

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309 Mercy - Shawn Mendes

"Mercy" is one hell of a dark horse! His voice took me by complete surprise the way he sounded so engaged and raw. There's the familiar problem of sounding too serious with the lyrics (mainly on the bridge) but it's a step in the right direction for Shawn. - theOpinionatedOne

If you're looking for a good song with the same name try Mercy by Duffy

This guy could make you fall to sleep with his boring, dull music. - Swellow

This is ranked last? , weird - VideoGamefan5

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310 Raging - Kygo

Kygo can have a tendency to get boring every now and then, but this changes that. A fun beat (even though it lacks a drop), cool lyrics, and shrill vocals from Kodaline's lead singer. 5/5 - ProPanda

This was one of the best tracks off Kygo's Cloud Nine

311 I Know What You Did Last Summer - Shawn Mendes

This song actually had potential. The lyrics and concept were at least interesting, and musically the song isn't bad. Too bad they ruined it with 2 extremely lackluster vocalists. Shawn Mendes can kind of sing, but he puts no emotion into his performance at all. He sounds really bored. Camilla Cabello, on the other hand, is trying so hard to emote, but she just cannot sing. At all. - Zach808

Zach, it's uncanny how our thoughts are almost if not identical. - WonkeyDude98

This song's polarizing attributes make it come to a perfect "meh".

Pro: The lyrics. They showcase, as the title would imply, a complicated relationship where one cheats on the others.

Mid: The beat. It's nothing that special but devoid of bad.

Con: The vocals. Camila Cabello is a terrible singer with poor charisma, but has a lot of emotion. Shawn Mendes is a great singer, but has poor charisma and virtually no emotion. Normally this would help each of them but in the context of the song it causes them to clash.

I give this a decent 3/5. It's definitely better than Stitches. - WonkeyDude98

No, the song is bad. Its just 2 rotten untalented brats who can't sing. Get this song to the top 10. - Catacorn

Catacorn, Shawn and Mila aren't brats, they are the SWEETEST, most DOWN TO EARTH people ever.
And this song is AMAZING

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312 Black Star - David Bowie

Sorry, but the whole album is amazing. - Swellow

This album is incredible. - Catacorn

No. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

RIP David Bowie - Neonco31

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